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District 833 is faced with the decision of whether or not to add an additional school day to the year after its fifth school closure due to cold temperatures. (Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith)

School closures creating challenges

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While the recent string of school closures due to frigid temperatures may have been a nice surprise for some students, it was an unwelcome disruption for teachers and district officials.

“At all costs, I’d like to keep our buildings open so we have our kids,” District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus said. “We never want to miss any time, but this has been a very unique winter with months remaining.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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